Research & Engagement

We are dedicated to studying and improving education practice, policy, and the contexts of teaching and learning. SOE research is strengthened by our numerous successful partnerships in Detroit and in southeast Michigan.


in annual research expenditure

In fiscal year 2021, the SOE had $9,667,104 in research expenditures


students and postdoctoral fellows employed on research projects


in Education & Educational Research

Center for World University Rankings based on the number of research articles in top-tier journals



September 13, 2021
Michael Bastedo was quoted in a New York Times article about the first parents to face trial in a sweeping college admissions case. Bastedo notes that the admissions process itself may be on trial as well.
August 20, 2021
Through a Brookings Institution panel, Christina Weiland shared research findings on the impact of COVID-19 on children and educators in the early childhood education system and the opportunities she sees for system-wide improvements.
August 18, 2021
Professor Gina Cervetti was quoted in an Education Week article discussing the new framework for designing the reading assessment of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP).
August 18, 2021
Professor Deborah Rivas-Drake serves as the expert affiliate on a new report released by The Center for the Developing Adolescent.




Collaborate with Us

The Center for Education Design, Evaluation, and Research is a School of Education center devoted to offering high-quality designs, evaluations, and research on teaching, learning, leadership, and policy at multiple levels of education.

Design and development of education curricula, programs, technology tools, and software.

Comprehensive evaluation services and technical assistance related to programs and research.

Faculty Collaboration
Expert research on education practice at multiple levels and in multiple sites.

Professional Learning
Research-based professional learning services.

Meet the Faculty

Associate Professor, School of Education

(734) 647-1652

Interim Chair of the Secondary Educator Preparation Program; Associate Professor, School of Education; Associate Professor, Department of History, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
(734) 615-0585
William H Payne Collegiate Professor of Education and Arthur F Thurnau Professor, School of Education; Research Professor, Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research
Associate Dean
Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies; Professor, School of Education
(734) 615-3349
Associate Professor, School of Education

(734) 647-9572

Clinical Professor, School of Education

(734) 615-9048



(734) 615-5028


Room 1033
610 East University Avenue
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1259

Office Hours

8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.